The surreal splendor of Venice glitters and mesmerizes as six so-called friends who, it turns out, barely know each other meet at Carnival to play a malignant game that quickly turns murderous. Sally, the “Tallahassee lassie” spurned by the rest as a virtual hayseed, is swept up by a mysterious count, attending masked balls, operas, and Carnival revels even as she mourns her marriage and dodges a deadly pursuer.
Bone of Contention
First a vibrant young woman suddenly dies of sepsis after a minor procedure. And two days later, it happens again. Murder? An inside job? No one else thinks so. The only good news: Harry Lucke, Gina’s fiancé takes an on-call job in the ICU unit. So now she has double eyes and double ears.